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Sunflower x laetiflorus

Helianthus x laetiflorus, Perennial Sunflower, Showy Sunflower

Hardy Perennial

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A true perennial Sunflower adding height and colour to perennial borders, flowering in their first year. Stunning bright yellow 10-12cm (4-5in) diameter blooms with deep yellow centres, will brighten your garden over a long period attracting birds and butterflies. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft).


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £2.39
Sow February to April. Sow seeds individually in 7.5cm (3in) pots and place on a warm windowsill or in a heated propagator at a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F), until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days.

Grow on seedlings in a cold frame and gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 45-60cm (18-24in) apart.

Grows in all soil types in borders in full sun.

Plants are best cut down in the autumn after flowering. Plants may form spreading rhizomatous roots once established.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. It's a spreader

    By Paul Cotter 31-05-2011

    Lovely plant - very healthy and strong with plenty of flowers. However - from 5 small plants last year I now have a 2 metre wide clump as it spreads underground, so be careful where you site it. I imagine I shall have to remove a lot of it next year.

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